Wednesday September 20, 2017
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News Archive

Welcome to the archived news page of the United Road Transport Union.

If you have any news stories that would be of interest to other URTU members, please contact the URTU newsdesk on 0161 486 2103 or contact here.


EU Rules on Driversâ Hours and Working Time - Simplified Guidance
6/4/2017
The simplified guidance on the EU drivers' hours and working time rules has been updated.

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National Living Wage now £7.50 an hour
1/4/2017
The National Living Wage increased from £7.20 to £7.50 on 01 April 2017.This 4% rise, which is recommended by the independent Low Pay Commission, is the equivalent of a pay rise worth over £500 a year to a full-time worker.

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URTU Learning Project Annual Conference
24/3/2017
The URTU Learning Project annual conference took place on the 24 March 2017 in Nottingham.

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Workers in the UK put in £33.6 billion worth of unpaid overtime a year
24/2/2017
UK workers gave their employers £33.6 billion of free labour last year by doing unpaid overtime, according to new analysis of official statistics published today by the TUC.

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Updated Guidance - Emergency Exemption & Temporary Relaxation of Drivers' Hours and Working Time Rules
30/1/2017
The guidance is reviewed periodically to keep it up-to-date and the latest version can be viewed and downloaded.

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Guidance for vocational drivers
19/1/2017
Guidance for drivers of lorries, buses and coaches - large goods vehicles (LGVs) and passenger carrying vehicles (PCVs)

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Let's talk about racism at work
15/12/2016
Racism is on the rise. For many Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) workers, racism at work is part of their everyday life.

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DVSA makes changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system for vehicle operators
7/12/2016
From today, DVSA is making changes to the Operator Compliance Risk Score (OCRS) system it uses to help decide which vehicles should be stopped and inspected at the roadside.

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New HSE Reports
22/11/2016
The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has published two research reports.

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Discrimination at work allowed to "flourish unchecked" as employment tribunal claims fall by 9,000 a month
4/11/2016


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